From Middle English hamlet, hamelet, a borrowing from Old French hamelet, diminutive of Old French hamel, in turn diminutive of Old French ham, of Germanic origin, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *haimaz (whence English home).
hamlet (plural hamlets)
- A small village or a group of houses.
- Synonym: thorp
- (Britain) A village that does not have its own church.
- Any of the fish of the genus Hypoplectrus in the family Serranidae.
- (small village): settlement
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- “hamlet” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
- “hamlet” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.